I spend a large percentage of my time online dealing with spam. E-mails, comments on the Wiblog system and comments on this blog are the main three. Automated anti-spam systems can help a bit, but at the end of the day one still has to go through everything for what are called ‘false positives’, which are like ‘false prophets’ but spelt differently.
One day the whole internet will be so overwhelmed with spam that we will have to give up on it. I will be so inflicted before most people, at which point I will turn off the computer for ever and spend my days tending a small vegetable patch.